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Trumpet Blues free pdf Swing is back in style, and with it a renewed interest in the Big Band Era. Few players dominated that era more than Harry James, whose soaring trumpet solos and romantic hit tunes influenced popular music for a generation. In this book, Peter J. Levinson, who knew Harry James personally, offers revealing biography of this jazz icon, based on nearly 200 interviews with musicians and friends. Harry James led a colourful life, and Levinson aims to capture it all. Beginning with James's childhood in a travelling circus, we follow the young trumpeter's meteoric rise in the 1930s and witness his electrifying performances with the Benny Goodman Orchestra. We see how James formed his own band in 1939, an incubator for many pop music stars of the 1940s and '50s, including Frank Sinatra, Connie Haines, Dick Haymes, Helen Forrest, and Kitty Kallen. Combined with James's musicianship and trumpet technique, this stellar group dominated the war years and the immediate post-war period.

About Peter Levinson

Peter J. Levinson, who knew Harry James for 24 years, was the foremost jazz publicist for nearly two decades, and still represents a few select clients. Currently, he is at work on a biography of Nelson Riddle. He lives in Malibu, California.

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Author : Peter Levinson
Publisher : Oxford University Press Inc
Data Published : 21 February 2002
ISBN : 019514239X
EAN : 9780195142396
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 368 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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